Cluster thinking as part of sustainable chemical plantsCluster thinking as part of sustainable chemical plants
Faculty of Applied Economics
Engineering sciences. Technology
Chimica oggi. - Milano
31(2013):2, p. 30-33
University of Antwerp
'Cluster thinking' is coined in this article as a mindset and as an approach to tackle sustainability on an industrial park level. At present, single chemical plants are still focusing too much on individual technological advancements for becoming more sustainable, while, if situated in a cluster, chemical plants require foremost a holistic collaborative approach and the optimal use of existing technology on a cluster level, to become sustainable and to maintain being sustainable. Single plants working together to implement joint solutions, technological as well as non-technological, truly leads to a sustainable chemical industry.